M&M candies are loved by millions of people every year. M&Ms were invented by Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie in the early 1940′s. They named the small candies after their initials and began stamping them so people could tell the difference between real M&Ms and fake imitations.
There are three types of M&Ms – regular, peanut, and peanut butter. All of them are great, none of them are healthy. So how many calories are in M&Ms?
The original variety filled with milk chocolate have 240 calories in one serving. That breaks down to about 3.5 calories per piece. One M&M also has .16 grams of fat and .5 grams of carbs.
Peanut butter M&Ms came along later and are many people’s favorite. One serving, which is equivalent to about 30 candies has 250 calories in it. One serving also has 15 grams of fat and nine grams of saturated fat. the carb count is 26 grams along with 22 grams of sugar.
Peanut M&Ms are the most popular M&M variety. A regular sized bag of peanut M&Ms has 280 calories in it, making the peanut variety the highest calorie M&M there is. That same regular size bag has 33 grams of carbs and 14.5 grams of fat. But unlike the other types, it has over 5 grams of protein due to the peanuts. The saturated fat in one bag equals 40% of the recommended daily allowance.
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